Headlines for Saturday, January 15, 2005

  • Unbeaten Saintliness Wins Affectionately

    Stronach Stables' lightly raced Saintliness kept her record spotless Saturday at Aqueduct, getting the jump on six rivals and winning the $81,275 Affectionately Handicap for fillies and mares by three-quarters of a length over Miss Fortunate.

  • Scrappy T Holds Off 'New Yorker in Count Fleet

    Dismissed at odds of 11-1, Marshall E. Dowell's Scrappy T, shook away from an early pace duel and then held off favored Naughty New Yorker by a length to win Saturday's $83,175 Count Fleet for 3-year-olds at a mile and seventy yards.

  • Ambition Unbridled, with Corey Lanerie up, wins the Dr. A.B. Leggio Memorial Handicap, Saturday at Fair Grounds.

    Speedy Ambition Unbridled Takes A.B. Leggio

    Ambition Unbridled took the Dr. A.B. Leggio Memorial Handicap field gate to wire to post a 21-1 upset in the $100,000 dash for fillies and mares over the Stall-Wilson turf course.

  • America Alive (left) noses out Honor in War (center) and Rapid Proof to win the Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap, Saturday at Fair Grounds.

    America Alive Takes Col. Bradley Thriller

    America Alive won a thrilling renewal of the $100,000 Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap on the Fair Grounds turf Saturday, closing with a flurry on the far outside to nail Rapid Proof on the wire.

  • No Pulling Punches for The Beter Man Can

    The Beter Man Can pulled an 11-1 shocker in the Tiffany Lass Stakes, overhauling odds-on favorite Punch Appeal at the top of the stretch to capture the $100,000 event for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Minister Eric and Rene Douglas win the San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes.

    Mandella Magic Finally Works for Minister Eric

    Looking to recapture the form he displayed while finishing second in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) of 2003, Minister Eric finally put it together for his first stakes win in the $200,000 San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) Saturday at Santa Anita Park.

  • Spanish Chestnut, right, holds off Iced Out to win the San Rafael Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Spanish Chestnut Pops San Rafael Upset

    Spanish Chestnut took a big step forward Saturday at Santa Anita Park by winning the $150,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds -- his graded stakes debut -- in determined style.

  • Speed Dominates First Jimmy Winkfield Line-up

    Six 3-year-old sprinters vie in the first running of the $75,000-added Jimmy Winkfield Stakes, named for one of the greatest African-American jockeys of all time, highlighting Aqueduct's Martin Luther King Jr. Day program Monday.

  • Sheilah Moore Rathbun, 81, Dies

    Sheilah Moore Rathbun, 81, who with husband Henry operated a successful breeding and racing business, died of complications from emphysema at the Capital Hospice Inpatient Center in Arlington, Virginia, on Jan. 10.

  • Going Wild Takes Big Step Up for Lukas

    Maiden winner Going Wild, a $600,000 Kentucky-bred son of Golden Missile, goes for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas in the $100,000 San Miguel Stakes for 3-year-olds at six furlongs at Santa Anita Park on Monday.

  • NTRA Commissioner D.G. Van Clief Jr.

    Van Clief Calls for Vigilant Attention to Security

    National Thoroughbred Racing Association commissioner D.G. Van Clief Jr. Saturday called upon all facets of the industry to accelerate implementation of recommendations for increased regulatory oversight of participants in U.S. pari-mutuel wagering pools.

  • Fallon Switches Agents at Bailey's Request

    Six-time British riding champion Kieren Fallon has switched to agent Terry "Jaws" Miller after his first agent, Ron Anderson, dropped him at the request of Jerry Bailey.

  • Texcess Alters Course, to Run in San Rafael

    Texcess, who was entered in both the Golden Gate Derby at Golden Gate Fields and the San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita on Saturday, will stay home, Southern California-based trainer Paul Aguirre confirmed Friday morning.